Charlotte Bobcats Survive Late Magic Push: Game 39 Recap

Jan 18, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (15) attempts a layup around Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) during the second quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Funny things happen when a team’s best player actually, you know, plays. The Charlotte Bobcats defeated the Orlando Magic thanks to a huge game from Kemba Walker, who’s seen his minutes drop this month for seemingly no reason at all.

Walker scored 25 points on 50 percent shooting, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists in the ‘Cats 106-100 win.

The victory was Charlotte’s 10th of the season, and just the third in nine games.

Ramon Sessions and Gerald Henderson, who has been the subject of trade rumors recently, also played big roles in the win.

Sessions scored 15 points and had seven assists, while Henderson racked up 17 points and three rebounds.

For the Magic, Jameer Nelson dropped 22 points and seven assists, while Aaron Afflalo scored 23 point to go along with four rebounds.

As a team, Charlotte gave up four less turnovers, and rebounded the ball seven more times than Orlando.

In what can only be described as an odd coincidence, Mike Dunlap sat Tyrus Thomas the entire game, and played Hakim Warrick and Jeff Adrien a combined 48 minutes. Like I predicted in this post, that move payed off as the two combined for 10 rebounds, and 24 points.

As a result of this game, Charlotte finally has double digit wins.

The Washington Wizards are now the only team in the league that hasn’t reached that mark this season.

Topics: Charlotte Bobcats

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